Afghanistan Women Scared Taliban Will Kill Them

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001 they imposed Sharia law, a strict interpretation of Islamic law. Watch our latest video to learn about the various archaic rules imposed by the Tal

Yesterday India happily celebrated its Independence Day however, in Afghanistan people were very panicked as the Terrorist group Taliban has taken control of the country, The President Ashraf Ghani has left the country and thousands of people rushed to the airport to leave. When the fundamentalist group ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001 they imposed Sharia law, a strict interpretation of Islamic law. 

Here are the strict laws that the Taliban had imposed on men & women: 

  1. Women should not be seen on the street unattended without a blood relative or a burka. 

  2. A woman’s voice is only supposed to be heard by her relatives. When outside she is not supposed to talk to any stranger, If she is talking to her relatives then she must talk softly so no one can hear her voice. 

  3. No man should hear a woman’s footsteps. This is why high-heeled shoes should not be worn by women.

  4. Men were not allowed to trim their beards. 

  5.  In order to prevent women from being seen from the street, all windows on the ground and first floors of residential buildings should be painted over or covered with a screen. 

  6.  Women are not allowed to appear on their balconies. Women are prohibited from appearing on radio, television, or in any public gathering.

  7. Women and girls aged between 12 and 45 years were forcibly married to Taliban fighters. 

During the rule of the Taliban, women who broke the rules sometimes suffered humiliation and public beatings by the Taliban’s religious police. The Taliban also carried out public executions, chopped off the hands of thieves and stoned women accused of adultery. A woman had the tip of her thumb cut off because she was wearing nail varnish on her fingers. Girls have been lashed for wearing revealing sandals. 225 Kabul women were detained and punished for violating the sharia code of dress in December of 1996. The women were whipped for their misdemeanour on their legs and backs. Currently there are many educated women in Afghanistan who are working in offices, banks, etc. They are all very afraid that the Taliban is going to force them to stay at home. However, the Taliban in a statement said that they Women will have their rights and the group will ensure people of Afghanistan have a peaceful and happy life. We will have to wait and watch now.